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FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

FASHION FORWARD LOOKS by Ayana Ife`

I derive immense gratification out of creating beautiful work with my hands. All garments were constructed by me. The camo jacket, and denim pants were made from patterns. The special occaion dress...

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Whats Your Sewing Storage Solution?

What's Your Sewing Storage Solution?

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Read tips from real sewers, and share your own!

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Pin cushion for sewing machine

Pin cushion for sewing machine

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Here's an easy pin cushion that can be used on your bobbin winder while not it use. It's out of the way and easy to reach when you are sewing and taking pins off as you sew. 

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Tantalizing Tote

Tantalizing Tote

This tote bag was inspired by seeing a photo of a guild hand quilting a project for a charitable raffle. I loved the block they were using and set out to find it. A similar block is pictured in the...

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RAINFORESTCOUTURE green rose

RAINFORESTCOUTURE green rose

Green Rainforestcouture rose: This rose is made with silk organza. Perfect to add a delicate, femenine accent to any dress, or for your hair, or pin it on the side of your party little handbagTo...

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BooBerry Cereal Ghost Costume

BooBerry Cereal Ghost Costume

Boo Berry is super easy to make! Just paper mache a helmet, cut the eyes, nose and mouth out. Glue while fleece cut to drape to the knees (I airbrushed it very lightly with blue) and glue circle...

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A New Improved Seam Roll

A New Improved Seam Roll

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I love pressing over a seam roll. Here's how to make a new and improved version!

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Online Shopping and Resource Guide

Online Shopping and Resource Guide

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Check out this newly updated list of great online fabric and craft supply resources.

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Sewing Books Crop Up for the Kindle

Sewing Books Crop Up for the Kindle

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Yes, there are sewing guides to read on the Kindle, and they're getting better

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Fabric U Puts a World of Fabric at Your Fingertips

Fabric U Puts a World of Fabric at Your Fingertips

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App for iPhones and iPads offers is an on-the-go guide to fabric

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iPod App Tracks Your Fabric Stash

iPod App Tracks Your Fabric Stash

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One little program offers a way to sort and search a mountain of material

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Tepee relaxes magnetic pull

Tepee relaxes magnetic pull

My magnetic pin holder secures my silk pins so tightly that it’s difficult to remove them, so I push a knitting needle or stiletto under the pins to sculpt them into a tepee shape. Then I can...

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Hot Tea Emery Pincushion

Hot Tea Emery Pincushion

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It's hand-stitched and made of felt.  I filled it with emery to keep pins sharp.  I've also made coffee and latte cups.  :) I purchased a pattern for felt drinks (for kids play food...

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Measuring with Whats at Hand

Measuring with What's at Hand

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Threads readers are ingenious when it comes to discovering measuring tools in everyday objects and body parts.

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No Ruler, No Problem

No Ruler, No Problem

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An old toy saved the day when I tried to alter a pattern without my sewing tools.

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Thread needles with a floss threader

Thread needles with a floss threader

Look to the dental aisle at the drugstore for threaders that help make threading needles a cinch.

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Needle Me: Pick the right needle and thread

Needle Me: Pick the right needle and thread

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Take a fresh look at some old sewing rules with these thread and needle tips.

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Recycle plastic trays from the supermarket

Recycle plastic trays from the supermarket

Empty plastic foam trays from the supermarket make great sewing notion storage for your workspace.

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New Use for Tailors Chalk

New Use for Tailor's Chalk

Place one triangular piece of tailor's chalk in a box with your silver jewelry to keep it tarnish-free.

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The cast of 2007s Surfs Up - Cody Maverick, Big Z, and Chicken Joe

The cast of 2007's Surf's Up - Cody Maverick, Big Z, and Chicken Joe

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I had to make everything by hand. My materials were fleece, felt, craft foam (masks, wings, tails, and and tattoo like marking appliques on character's chests), two boas (black for big z hair, yellow...

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